Elkhorn City Council Approves Budgets

Elkhorn City Council Approves Budgets During a regular scheduled meeting, the Elkhorn City council voted unanimously after second readings, to approve budgets for the water district in the amount of $263,250, the sewer department in the amount of $275,000 and the city budget in the amount of $482,650.After the vote, Darrell Maynard with Eastern…

Pikeville Gas Outage

Pikeville Gas Outage In response to an ongoing gas outage that began Friday, officials with one of the companies involved have released a statement.The Kinzer Companies says following a safety inspection on the lines servicing the Robinson Creek and Hurricane Creek areas, crews found “serious leaks in populated areas” that led to an “imminent…

Alley On Main Opens

Alley On Main Opens With the hope of bringing new life to the downtown area near Paintsville owners say you don’t have to look any further for somewhere new to eat or looking for something to do on the weekends.Alley on Main will open its doors on August 6th, bringing in live music or…

Knott County Farmer’s Market Expansion

Knott County Farmer’s Market Expansion Definitely a plus for older or disabled people, the Hindman Settlement School received $5,445 to expand the Knott County Farmer’s Market.The funds are part of a statewide push to diversify agriculture and develop rural communities. The market expansion in Hindman is important to officials who see it as a…

KSU Board Of Regents Meeting

KSU Board Of Regents Meeting Kentucky State University’s board of regents has called a special meeting to address financial concerns.The historically Black college is preparing for a $50 million campus project. The regents agenda says the special meeting was called to hire an outside auditor to review the school’s financial status. Source:…

Harlan County Road Construction

Harlan County Road Construction Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say slide repair operations are underway on KY 1556 in the Bobs Creek area of Harlan County.Because of that, between now and July 30th, the road will be closed at different times from mile points 0.18-0.22 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Officials say…

Bam Carney Funeral Arrangements

Bam Carney Funeral Arrangements Visitation and funeral arrangements have been announced for Kentucky Representative and former House Majority Leader Bam Carney.The visitation is at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Taylor County High School. The funeral will be Thursday at the high school.Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville is handling the arrangements.Carney, 51,…

Beshear Addresses COVID-19 Uptick

Beshear Addresses COVID-19 Uptick Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says he will be holding a briefing Monday afternoon on the delta variant of COVID-19 that is causing a surge in cases across the Commonwealth.We’ve seen a little more than 2,400 cases of the virus in the last five days. He says the very latest numbers…

Christian Music Festival Returns

Christian Music Festival Returns The oldest running Christian music festival that ended in 2012 is returning to its Wilmore, Ky. home in September.Joe Lycan is the owner of Servant Heart Farm and recently also acquired the rights to the Ichthus name.The festival ran continuously at two different locations in Wilmore from the early 1970s…

Paint Creek Campground Closes

Paint Creek Campground Closes Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have closed nearby Paint Creek Campground to allow officials to capture a bear in the area.The announcement comes after several weeks of bear sightings, officials say.Forest Service officials also warn visitors that clack bears in the…